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How to Sew a Kimono Top

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Hey there Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair blog. I'm here to share with you a simple sewing project perfect for summer! I was trying to decide what I wanted to make for my latest submission for Jen and was feeling a bit stumped, then I saw her new Fruit Salad fashion line and felt instantly inspired. I loved all of the kimono tops included in the … [Read more...]

How to Sew Outdoor Pillows

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Hi there!!! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair here to share with you a fun sewing project for summer. Have you ever noticed that anything you leave outside just wears out over time? Even the stuff that is supposed to be outside? We live in Kentucky which is very humid and all of our cushions and pillows seem to get really grimy by the end of each outdoor season. So, I thought I'd … [Read more...]

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Pom Pom Clutch

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Hi All! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair back with you again to share a simple but fun sewing tutorial. A few weeks ago there occurred an event that I call "Lilly-Gate"... people were lined up to buy fun summer designer items and the company that carried them didn't deliver. Y'all know what I'm talking about. Although I wasn't in the line of people to be first in the door that day, I did … [Read more...]

DIY Infinity Travel Scarf

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Hello Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair. Today I'm going to share with you a tutorial on how to make one of my "go-to" travel items, a snap-up infinity scarf. I purchased a similar scarf at a very popular athletics store a few years ago and drug it around everywhere with me. When it was time for a new scarf I decided that instead of purchasing a new one, … [Read more...]

HAPPY Holidays: Last Minute Gift Idea — 15 Minute Glam Plaid Shawl

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Hello, friends! I'm Michele from The Scrap Shoppe. I'm SO excited to share this project with you today. It's crunch time, right? 3 days until Christmas!! So I have an awesome last minute gift idea that you can create in a mere 15 minutes! Yay!! This Glam Plaid Shawl would be perfect for any of your girlfriends or female family members to receive for Christmas. And, while you're at it, whip … [Read more...]

How To Sew Kangaroo Pockets

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Hi, everyone! It's Amy from Positively Splendid here again to share a sweet little sewing project. Sometimes it's the little touches that can elevate a sewing project to the next level, and one of my favorite ways to punch up dresses or tops is to add a kangaroo pocket. These pockets are not only adorable, but they also make for a wonderful place for little ones to store their little treasures. … [Read more...]

Summertime Pocket Placemats

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Hi there Tatertots and Jello readers! It's me, Melissa of the Polka Dot Chair Blog back again to share another fun sewing project with you! Summertime is in full swing here in Kentucky, man it was HOT this week! During the summer we love eating outside more than anything. Fire up a grill and throw on some burgers and I'm a happy girl! Since we eat outside so much, and our outdoor table … [Read more...]

Stenciled Faux Roman Shades {tutorial} — Kitchen Sneak Peek

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I'm still working on my kitchen redo. I decided I wanted to change things up and make a Roman Curtain for the window above my kitchen sink. And in the spirit of keeping it real, I just want to let you know that the first version was a total sewing fail. I tried to make it no-sew AND Faux and let's just say that hot glue and white canvas do not mix LOL! So I started over. Here's what … [Read more...]

Guest Project — make a Mod Peacock Pillow with PDF{tutorial}

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Today's tutorial is from one of my favorite bloggers. Amy from Positively Splendid. Amy is adorable and she has SPLENDID ideas. I had the treat of meeting her at Blissdom this year and then again at Creative Estates a few weeks ago. She is as adorable in real life as she is on her blog.   {here we are with Emily of Decor Chick and Jess of Frugal with a Flourish at Blissdom} Hello, everyone! I … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — Sewing Projects {1}

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{I may be a little obsessed with making these Fabric Rosettes @ Kiki Creates } {Get the 411 on how to make this Ruffled Easter Tee @ Positively Splendid} {Find out how to make this adorable Ice Cream Shirt @ Serenity Now} {These Easter Sock Vases make me smile @ JC's Loft} … [Read more...]